Many of us are convinced that one of the main factors for hunger is the fact that there isn’t enough food for everyone. However, it appears that this popular belief is nothing but a myth.
According to the acclaimed agroecologist Eric Holt-Gemenez, our 7 billion population is producing food for 10 billion people. In other words, there is more than enough food not only for everyone in present day but also for the expected upcoming population peak of 10 billion people by 2025. Nevertheless, one billion people are still suffering from hunger.
So how is it possible that there still isn’t enough food for everyone? The answer is simple. The hunger isn’t due to insufficient amount of food, it’s due to inequality and poverty. And while many ideas are being constantly contributed to society and governments’ attention, there still hasn’t been found a good enough resolution to this global problem.